Are you a creative, innovative and caring educator who is seeking a position that is not bound by the expectations of traditional education?
Helios School is an innovative, independent school community for gifted children in grades K-8 in Sunnyvale, CA. We are seeking flexible, high-caliber educators who have a background in one or more of the following: -Project-based, progressive, or constructivist schools -Expeditionary Learning -Experiential education -Experience in lab-based and maker-inspired curriculum, particularly with a strong understanding of chemistry or physics -An openness to teaching math
Additionally, all Helios teachers model: -Experience and knowledge promoting literacy and inquiry across disciplines -A practice of lifelong learning and continual professional development -A desire to work collaboratively with colleagues -A commitment to meet the needs of gifted children in an authentic and developmentally appropriate learning environment -A flexible demeanor, combined with a commitment fostering a nurturing, creative and experiential environment that reinforces academic skills -Ability to motivate and challenge students while maintaining a focused, orderly environment -Ability to use an interactive, hands-on, project-based approach while promoting self-discovery and critical thinking -Ability and interest to design and implement theme-based curriculum that engages children and young adolescents -A positive, passionate attitude with demonstrated professionalism, responsibility, and work ethic
Requirements: -At least 2 years teaching experience grades 4-8 -At least a BA/BS in a related field. -A strong understanding of gifted learners or willingness to learn. -Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills with children and adults.
Please submit a resume, with a short cover letter that includes: -why this position interests you, -a brief description of your educational philosophy, and -how you might be good fit for our community.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits and competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.